Date: 30th September 2011 at 2:18pm
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Owls boss Gary Megson has called on the Football League to change its rules regarding international call-ups from clubs outside the Premier League.

Megson insists squads in the lower leagues, who typically have smaller squads than clubs in the top flight, should be able to call matches off if they have players away on international duty.

Currently, Football League clubs can only postpone matches if they have at least three players away with their nations, but that doesn’t suit the Owls, who will be without two players, Liam Palmer and Reda Johnson, for next week’s derby clash with Chesterfield.

In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, Megson said: “I find it strange the way football is run at the lower levels.

‘Teams with all the players, the big names and the massive squads, get the opportunity to call their games off. The ones without have to plough on regardless.

“We will have two missing which is a nightmare for us. We will have two players out of a squad that won`t be as big as a Premier League squad – yet we can`t call a game off and postpone it until everyone is there to choose from. In effect, you are being punished for having decent international players.’

Johnson has been called-up to represent Benin, while Palmer will feature in the Scotland U21 squad. They will both miss Wednesday’s npower League One clash with Chesterfield.